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Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Not really: If large, expanding, draining, infected the best option for cure is surgical excision. Some few small ones may not be detected until late.. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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2nd opinion for spinal accessory nerve damage had surgery in jan.To remove a branchial cleft cyst and have damage to spinal nerve, had nerve test done and was told physical therapy and see what happens after 3 months. Should i get a second opinion or wha

2nd opinion for spinal accessory nerve damage had surgery in jan.To remove a branchial cleft cyst  and have damage to spinal nerve, had nerve test done and was told physical therapy and see what happens after 3 months. Should i get a second opinion or wha

The : The spinal accessory nerve, also known as "cranial nerve xi" (xi meaning "eleven") is a nerve in the region of the neck that moves two important muscles: the trapezius and the sternocleidomastoid. The trapezius is the muscle that (among other things) shrugs the shoulder. The sternocleidomastoid is a muscle that (among other things) tilts the head. These are important functions, and damage to the nerve can be significant depending on other circumstances. While most peripheral nerve injuries do get better, especially with physical therapy, some do not. Even if recovery is incomplete, there may be no reduced ability to perform routine activities. Loss of ability is a concept that is relative: a graphic artist might have different demands for those muscles than a circus performer, for example. The decision to get a second opinion is often based on the severity of problems, the complexity of problems, or the degree of trust in the competency of the physician or surgeon who offered the first opinion. Most doctors welcome the decision of a patient to get a second opinion, particularly if the stakes are high. ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have a branchial cleft cyst removed from my neck and i just found out that I am pregnant. Can i still have the surgery?

I am scheduled to have a branchial cleft cyst removed from my neck and i just found out that I am pregnant.  Can i still have the surgery?

Possibly: Let your surgeon know that you are pregnant as well as all other members of your healthcare team including your ob/gyn. If its an elective surgery, they may recommend delaying it. ...Read more

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I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size. ?

I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size.
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A physical structure: thus physical treatment dominant. Study: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1110351-overview. If you paid yourself, many people would be willing to help, likely quickly; a key problem with indirect expensive payment systems, as in Britain. Study: https://goo.gl/Blh6rW for some insight. Partial debunking always an option; likely better done slowly, carefully all at once. Embarrassment misguided. ...Read more

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Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Not sure: Exact incidence is still unknown; however it is a common cause of congenital neck masses. No ethnic preferences for branchial cysts are reported. Clusters of cases can be found in families. No sexual predilection for branchial cysts are recognized. Branchial cleft cysts are congenital in nature, but they may not be noticed until later in life, usually by adulthood. ...Read more

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Do you have any experience dealing with branchial cleft anomalies? I am 28 years old; at 15 and 16 years of age I had surgeries to remove branchial cleft sinuses (although I also remember being told they were "preauricular sinuses) that had become infecte

Do you have any experience dealing with branchial cleft anomalies? I am 28 years old; at 15 and 16 years of age I had surgeries to remove branchial cleft sinuses (although I also remember being told they were "preauricular sinuses) that had become infecte

Branchial cleft cyst: Sounds like you had BCS type I (there are 4 types). Did you have an actual excision by an ENT or just incision and drainage? This type of cyst often involves the parotid gland and actual excision often involves a superficial parotidectomy. I am not clear what your question is. Try to get your medical records related to that surgery and consult an ENT if you are having problems. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a brochial cleft cyst on my neck and I was wondering, does every case need surgery for removal or can it just go away?

I just found out I have a brochial cleft cyst on my neck and I was wondering, does every case need surgery for removal or can it just go away?

Depends: They are congenital ( you are born with ) , smaller malformation will not give any trouble , most of the time they drain out give infections to the sinus tract and have very low incidence of malignant transformation Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a brain MRI for free? Only went for one MRI after rathke cleft cyst surgery. Can't afford another mri.

Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a brain MRI for free? Only went for one MRI after rathke cleft cyst surgery. Can't afford another mri.

Touqh question: Short of going to a public health clinic and if deemed appropriate and your financial status supports your being seen in such a clinic, probably hard to arrange. However, if your physician deems you need such a test, many physician owned facilities will arrange to do such a test at a reduced cost and sometimes at cost. Asking honest qeustions of such places is t he best way to figure this out. ...Read more

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My husband is 36 years old n is diagnosed with branchial cyst - sinus with superadded inflammation. What is the treatment for this?

My husband is 36 years old n is diagnosed with branchial cyst - sinus with superadded inflammation. What is the treatment for this?

Let me explain: Infected branchial cleft cysts or sinuses require antibiotic treatment. If there are persistent problems with drainage or infection, any cysts should be surgically removed. Source: http://www.Umm.Edu/ency/article/001396trt.Htm#ixzz2lqyw1vd8. ...Read more